NE WPCP Wet Weather Treatment Expansion - Phase I

Intro
Expanding the wet weather capacity of the Northeast Water Pollution Control Plant allows the facility to treat more stormwater. This in turn decreases the amount of CSOs, leading to healthier streams.
Project Description

The PWD has initiated numerous programs with the goal of minimizing the impact and frequency of CSOs on local receiving waters. One way of meeting this goal is to maximize the flow being treated by water pollution control plants (WPCP). The objective of this plan is to improve the performance of the Northeast WPCP under wet weather flow conditions by implementing modest capital improvements and operational changes. The secondary clarifiers at the NEWPCP are susceptible to solids loading failure under high flow conditions. This project identified upgrades that improve the hydraulic and solids loading distribution between the clarifiers by improving the mixed liquor channel and improving flow measurement between sets of clarifiers.

The PWD has initiated numerous programs with the goal of minimizing the impact and frequency of CSOs on local receiving waters. One way of meeting this goal is to maximize the flow being treated by water pollution control plants (WPCP). The objective of this plan is to improve the performance of the Northeast WPCP under wet weather flow conditions by implementing modest capital improvements and operational changes. The secondary clarifiers at the NEWPCP are susceptible to solids loading failure under high flow conditions. This project identified upgrades that improve the hydraulic and solids loading distribution between the clarifiers by improving the mixed liquor channel and improving flow measurement between sets of clarifiers.

The PWD has initiated numerous programs with the goal of minimizing the impact and frequency of CSOs on local receiving waters. One way of meeting this goal is to maximize the flow being treated by water pollution control plants (WPCP). The objective of this plan is to improve the performance of the Northeast WPCP under wet weather flow conditions by implementing modest capital improvements and operational changes. The secondary clarifiers at the NEWPCP are susceptible to solids loading failure under high flow conditions. This project identified upgrades that improve the hydraulic and solids loading distribution between the clarifiers by improving the mixed liquor channel and improving flow measurement between sets of clarifiers.

Watershed Issues Addressed
Stormwater Management

Location

LatLon
39.9891722141577,-75.0808578483737
Address
Neighborhood
Richmond - Bridesburg
Lead Agency
Philadelphia Water Department
Partners
PWD Capital Budget
Status
Complete